Toronto’s Culinary Talent Showcase

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A different dinner 4 nights a week

Tuesdays, Depanneur founder Len Senater cooks up something tasty for y’all
Wednesdays, Veg Out with Emily Zimmerman — Creative vegan comfort foods w/ fresh local & organic produce from Fresh City Farms — P.W.Y.C. after 7:30
Thursdays, Pop Up Showcase of T.O.’s best in the indie food scene, with a new feature chef each month
Fridays Invited guest chefs, amateur or professional, cook their favourite dish — it’s “open mic night” for culinary talent in Toronto

Drop-In Dinners are prepared by a rotating cast of chefs, and priced around $10-$14 (incl. tax). Dinners start at 6pm, and are served first-come, first served until we sell out, or until around 8:30. No reservations are needed or taken – just “drop in”. Seating is at one of the two big tables or at the window counters. Dinners can also be ordered to-go, and you’re welcome to bring your own containers if you like.

Every Drop-In Dinner offers a selection of hot & cold beverages, a homemade soup ($4), and a side salad ($3). Wherever possible, we provide vegetarian, vegan and/or gluten-free options. Check event listings for menu details.

The Dep is not licensed and events are not BYOB.

We’re always looking for enterprising foodies who’d like cook for a crowd and make a bit of extra cash. If you’d like to do a Drop-In Dinner at The Depanneur, click here to learn more.

Upcoming Drop-In Dinner

Len @ Dep

September 8 @

DROP-IN DINNER by Len Senater

Len Senater is the founder and proprietor of The Depanneur, who happily cooks for his friends and neighbours every Tuesday night. Dinner is usually around $12; menus for the week are posted on Monday. Vegetarian/vegan and/or gluten-free options are usually available as … Continue reading


Every Wednesday: Veg Out with Emily Zimmerman Amazing vegan comfort food, with local organic vegetables from Fresh City Farms. Dinner is usually around $12; menus for the week are posted on Monday. Pay What You Can after 7:30 Fresh City Farms CSA box … Continue reading


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September 10 @

DROP-IN DINNER: Seasoned Comedy by Ben Miner

In a city where the foodie scene can often take itself too seriously, professional comedian Ben Miner lightens up the mood combining his considerable skills in the kitchen with comedy chops honed over a 16-year career. For the Month of … Continue reading


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September 11 @

DROP-IN DINNER: Southern-Style Soul Food by Joyce Singh

Pork belly braised and glazed with apple butter and pickled watermelon relish on top,  plated with sweet potato waffle, creamed collard greens, and cornmeal crusted ochra. Veg Substitute: black bean burger $12 #vegetarian —– Joyce Singh is Red Seal certified … Continue reading


Len @ Dep

September 15 @

DROP-IN DINNER by Len Senater

Len Senater is the founder and proprietor of The Depanneur, who happily cooks for his friends and neighbours every Tuesday night. Dinner is usually around $12; menus for the week are posted on Monday. Vegetarian/vegan and/or gluten-free options are usually available as … Continue reading